Politics

UPDATE: Controversial Ordinance Sparks Heated Argument From Both Sides

EL PASO— A federal court has barred the city of El Paso from refusing health benefits to anyone.

Priebus Wins GOP Chairman Seat

MARYLAND— The Republican National Committee has chosen Reince Priebus to head their committee after beating Michael Steele and Maria Cino in the election.

Tunisia President Steps Down, PM to Take Over

TUNIS, TUNISIA— The Prime Minister announced Friday that he will take over the country for the President after reports that he has left the country.

Recent Tucson Shooting Spurs New Gun Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The recent shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona has encouraged a congressman to support gun control legislation.

Woman Interrupts House, Protests Obama's Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A woman interrupted a reading of the Constitution on Thursday, protesting that President Obama was ineligible for presidency.

Military To Have Budget Cuts, Possibly Higher Insurance Costs

WASHINGTON D.C.— The Pentagon has announced major budget cuts to the military, with most of the cuts targeting war vehicles and possibly higher insurance costs.

Filipino Councilman Captures Killer's Image in Photo Seconds Before Murder

PHILIPPINES— A Filipino councilman left a haunting image after he was shot and killed. Reynaldo Dagsa, a local councilman, captured the image of his killer before he was shot and killed.

Former Bush Aide's Body Found in Delaware Landfill

Wilmington, DELAWARE— The body of a government official whom served in two Bush Administrations was found in a landfill early Monday morning.

Biden Says Gay Issues 'Evolving' in U.S.

WASHINGTON— The country is evolving on the issue of gay marriage, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, and said it is “inevitable that there will be a national consensus.”

Two Embassies in Rome Bombed

ROME— An Italian anarchist group is claiming responsibility for two Embassy bombings that happened early Thursday afternoon, Italian news reports said.

Obama Signs 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

WASHINGTON— President Obama signed a “landmark” law Wednesday reversing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military.

Deal reached on aid package for 9/11 responders

WASHINGTON— The Senate has reached a deal to provide up to $4.2 billion in new aid to survivors and responders of the September 2001terrorism attack on the World Trade Center.

City Manager: More Officers Needed

EL PASO- City Manager Joyce Wilson told City Council this morning she thinks El Paso needs over 100 more officers to meet standards set by other cities.

Former Presidential Candidate Released After Seven Months in Captivity

MEXICO CITY— Seven months after being kidnapped, a former Mexican presidential candidate was freed Monday.

Campaign Trail Winding Down

EL PASO - Democratic State Representative Joe Moody and his Republican Challenger Dee Margo take it to the streets to earn the support of last-minute voters.